Rferl on 22nd August reported that the former head of Ukraine’s energy regulator, Dmytro Vovk, is being placed on a wanted list for alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar electricity price-fixing scheme. Vovk’s lawyer said he is currently studying at Harvard University in the US, and Vovk has stated that he is in self-imposed exile. He and 3 current or former regulators are suspected of colluding to allegedly manipulate prices on coal-generated electricity that forced consumers to overpay $747 million in 2016-2017. The article also reports that for more than a year until December 2014, he was the national manager in Russia for Ukrainian chocolatier Roshen owned by ex-President Petro Poroshenko; and he was a vice president of the Kyiv-based Investment Capital Ukraine investment bank in 2009-2013.
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